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“Better than Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Forty / Fifteen

Forty / Fifteen
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Forty / Fifteen
2 reviews
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“Better than Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2010

My wife and I have stayed at 4015 on and off for 25 years and never have the accommodations been better. Fresh paint, new appliances and clean as a whistle in our own cottage.

We love the quiet, casual privacy. It's almost like owning a place of your own. No multi-story crowds and it provides direct access to the beach.

Wonderful.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2010

I was so keen to stay here that I chose to spend my 11 nights' vacation in 5 different cottages in the Mitchell's Sandcastles / Forty-Fifteen resort. And I am thrilled that I did because I discovered a resort that I would love to go back to year after year. The location cannot be beat: on the beach, no roads to cross, in a beautiful neighbourhood close to the Wildlife refuge. The grounds are lovely; the 2 pools are terrific, very well maintained. The cottages are excellent across the whole budget spectrum: No.9 (the numbered cottages are part of the Forty Fifteen half of the complex) is pure luxury: spacious, airy, flooded with light, superbly equipped and with a travel-brochure view. No. 1 has very impressive walls of windows on 3 sides with compelling views of the Gulf and sunsets. At the more budget-friendly end, No.8, a former caretaker's cottage, became my favourite as the lack of view was more than made up for with character and solid pieces of furniture. The one cottage we sampled on the Mitchell's side, Sand Dollar, was also excellent, spotlessly clean and well equipped.
Throughout both halves of the complex, the impression is that the owners Joel and Kim must have travelled a great deal and made mental notes as to the standards and facilities they would want for themselves; as recent purchasers of the property, they went ahead and set those standards for their guests to enjoy. From the cottage interiors to the computing facilities in the business centre, those standards are clear and met. They are friendly, approachable and at the same time brisk and effective - courteous and competent. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2010

What an amazing turnaround at 4015! After booking our stay, I read some trip advisor comments, and was a little worried about what we would find. The minute we got there my fears disappeared! The new owners, Joel and Kim were incredibly warm and welcoming and saw to it that our every request was taken care of right away. These two have done an amazing job to bring the place and the neighboring Mitchell's back to life after long neglect. We stayed 10 days during the record cold spell of early January, and while the weather was not the best, our cabin was a lovely place to watch the sunrise and sunset. It was spacious, attractively furnished and right on the beach. The abundance of trees and vegetation allowed us to birdwatch from our porch. We will definitely return - probably even this year to catch up on the warm weather that we missed in January!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Forty / Fifteen
Address: 4015 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5209
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
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Ranked #35 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Sanibel Island
Number of rooms: 25
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Forty / Fifteen Hotel Sanibel Island
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Forty / Fifteen Sanibel Island, Florida

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